Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Emanuel Raymond Fernandes

Service No & Branch 3577 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 31 Dec 1922 Commissioned: 01 Apr 1949 Course: 46 Course
Service End: Retired on 26 Dec 1972 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Apr 1950Flt Lt : 01 Apr 1954Sqn Ldr : 01 Apr 1960Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1966
Acting Gp Capt : 25 Aug 1967Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1970
Training and Other Courses Attended
13 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 20 Aug 1960
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Mar 1957 - 01 Dec 1957Flt LtNo.8 SquadronPune Flight Commander
01 Mar 1957 - 01 Jun 1957Sqn LdrPilot Attack Instructors FlightJamnagar Officer in Charge
23 Apr 1962 - 20 Oct 1962Sqn LdrNo.8 SquadronKalaikunda Commanding Officer
15 Oct 1963 - 18 Oct 1965Wg CdrNo.32 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
16 Oct 1965 - Wg CdrNo.21 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
26 Jun 1967 - 08 Jun 1969Gp Capt5 WingKalaikunda Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Emanuel Raymond Fernandes3577 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Group Captain Emanuel Fernandes was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in April, 1949. He has held a variety of flying and staff appointments. In all these appointments, he has displayed professional skill of a high order and organising ability. Shortly before the outbreak of hostilities with Pakistan in December 1971, Group Captain Fernandes had been appointed the commander of a forward Station. Prior to his taking over, the station was functioning as a care and maintenance party. Against heavy odds, Group Captain Fernandes reorganised his unit with the limited resources at his disposal, and brought it to a high degree of operational preparedness. During the hostilities, his base was subjected to repeated enemy air attacks, and yet he was able to meet the commitment of close support to the army and counter air operations. He has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19720126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
30 Jun 1967GnatGp Capt Emanuel Fernandes
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